Cromwell, Conn. (WTNH) – The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, founded by the late Paul Newman, is just one of the charities sponsored by the Travelers Championship.
Tim and Kara Beneski have three boys who suffer from an immune deficiency disorder. At Hole in the Wall, they find solace.
“They don’t have to worry about those things here. They know they have people to take care of them, people who care about them. It really is a special place. It’s come to feel like home to us,” Tim said.
Dr Sharon Space is one of the many staff members that helps put families at ease.
“When you can give something and do something for other people it makes you feel so good and these children and their parents deserve so much to be able to help them is really incredible,” Dr. Space said.
Closing in on 25 years of service, the camp is a direct reflection of its founder, the late Paul Newman.
“Every decision we make about what we’re doing at camp we think about what he would have wanted and what his mission was and I think we’re doing all right so far. He wanted a place where kids could raise a little hell and have fun and just be kids,” Dr. Space said.
“That’s exactly right, they get to come here and eat spagetti with no utensils, they have water gun fights and do whatever they want. It is a marvelously freeing place,” Beneski said.